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ACF not opposed to national dialogue - Spokesman

By The Citizen


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Tuesday said it would support any dialogue that would bring about the strengthening of the Nigeria Project.

Mr Anthony Sani, the ACF National Publicity Secretary said this  Kaduna while reacting to the announcement by President Goodluck Jonathan on the setting up of an advisory committee on National Conference.

'The ACF has made it clear long ago that it is not opposed to any national dialogue that can calm nerves and bring about the strengthening of the Nigeria project, provided such national dialogue would not take the form of a Sovereign National Conference.

'This is because a sovereign national conference amounts to vote of no confidence on our democracy and its institutions, which nobody or group has the right to do.

'So national dialogue through national conference, yes; through sovereign national conference, no.

'There is therefore nothing wrong in setting up a committee by the Federal Government to work out the form or modality of the proposed national dialogue.'

Sani, however said that the ACF would take a final stand, when the 'the form and content' of the committee was unveiled to Nigerians by the federal government. (NAN)